Executive Team


Meet our Executive Team

Executive Team

James FazzinoJames Fazzino - BEc(Hons)

Managing Director & CEO

James was appointed Managing Director & CEO on 29 July 2009. James was first appointed as a director on 18 July 2005, following his appointment as Chief Financial Officer in May 2003. Before joining Incitec Pivot, he had many years experience with Orica Limited in several business financial roles, including Investor Relations Manager, Chief Financial Officer for the Orica Chemicals group and Project Leader of Orica's group restructure in 2001. 


Simon AtkinsonSimon Atkinson BBus, CA

President, Dyno Nobel Asia Pacific & Chief Operating Officer, Incitec Pivot Fertlisers

Simon joined the Company on its merger with Incitec Fertilisers Limited in 2003, having commenced with Incitec Limited in 2001 and Orica Limited in 1999. He has extensive finance experience, having been the Company's Commercial Finance Manager for the Australian fertilisers business. Simon was previously the Company's Investor Relations Manager and more recently, the Global CFO for the Group's explosives business. Simon was appointed to his current role as President, Dyno Nobel Asia Pacific in 2013. 



Stephen DawsonStephen Dawson BSc(Hons) Mining Engineering, MBA

President, Manufacturing Operations

Steve joined Dyno Nobel Asia Pacific in 1997. Steve commenced his career with British Coal and subsequently worked with mining companies Amcoal Collieries Limited and Randcoal in South Africa. Steve has also worked with AECI Explosives Limited (now AEL) in a variety of sales and operational roles. Previously Steve led the Dyno Nobel industrial explosives business in the Asia-Pacific region, including Australia, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea, and in 2014 took over the leadership of Manufacturing Operations globally. 


Alan GraceAlan Grace

President Strategic Engineering

A qualified Chemical Engineer, Alan Grace joined IPL in 2000, working at that time for Incitec Limited. He has 30 years’ experience constructing and operating chemical processing plants.  He has worked on many large projects in the oil and gas, petrochemical and chemicals sector, including ammonia and ammonium nitrate plants. Alan was the Project Director for IPL’s Moranbah complex during the construction phase and, prior to this appointment he has been the Project Director for the Feasibility Study and early stage construction of the Ammonia plant in Louisiana, USA.


Frank MicallefFrank Micallef BBus, MAcc, FCPA, FFTA, FAICD

Chief Financial Officer

Frank was appointed as Chief Financial Officer on 23 October 2009. Frank joined IPL in May 2008 as General Manager, Treasury and Chief Financial Officer, Trading. Prior to joining IPL, Frank had significant experience in the explosives and mining industries as Global Treasurer and Investor Relations Manager at Orica Limited and General Manager Accounting at North Limited.


Jamie RintelJamie Rintel BA

President, Strategy & Business Development

Jamie joined IPL in February 2005, following extensive experience in consulting across a range of industries both in Australia and overseas. Within IPL, Jamie has held a number of roles including Marketing Manager for Incitec Pivot Fertilisers. Jamie was appointed to his current role as President, Strategy & Business Development in June 2008 and is responsible for major growth initiatives across the Group, including major capital projects and mergers and acquisitions, as well as Business Excellence (BEx).


Gary KuberaGary Kubera BA Chem, MBA

President, Dyno Nobel Americas

Gary Kubera was appointed President Dyno Nobel Americas in February 2015, bringing a wealth of commercial and executive leadership experience in the chemicals and oil & gas industries. He has held a number of senior roles across a range of global enterprises including Johnson Polymer, McWhorter Technologies Inc and more recently as President & CEO of the Canexus Corporation. Additionally, he is a past director of the Alliance for Environment Technology and the American Chemistry Council, both being industry trade organisations.


Elizabeth HunterElizabeth Hunter BBus, MBA

Chief Human Resources Officer

Elizabeth has 23 years' of experience in human resources in Australia and internationally across a range of industries including: Financial Services, Health, Infrastructure, Industrial Contracting, and semi-government organisations.  She has held several senior executive leadership roles in publicly-listed Australian companies with global operations.  Elizabeth is a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (UK) and a Fellow of the Australian Human Resource Institute.